BILOXI, Miss.- What everyone thought to be a sure thing, just isn’t so sure anymore. Tickets were sold, signs were put up, the date had been set in stone for months: June 6th. But when newly-elected mayor Fo Fo Gilich took his first tour of the stadium last week, some concerns were raised concerning the stadium’s progress.
Biloxi spokesman Vincent Creel said in a statement that the city of Biloxi never committed to the June 6th home opener, and that the contract had always stated that August 4th would be the date.
Shuckers General Manager Buck Rogers remains hopeful that it’ll be sooner, rather than later.
“I walk that ballpark a couple times a day,” Rogers said. “And they’ve done a wonderful job. The folks from Yates have gone off the chart on their efforts to get us in this ballpark.”
Rogers doesn’t know a specific date yet, but his main goal is to make the fans happy. “As soon as they come up with a date, we’ll let everybody know, but you’ve got to believe it’s going to be sooner rather than later.”
He also assured any fans that bought tickets to the June 6th home opener that they can swap their ticket for the next available game, just as if it were a rain check.